Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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Services - separate sites or one site - impact on SEO?

I have a client who is a lawyer that specializes in Criminal Defense and DUI, however, he does not show up well in Google. In researching the sites that rank better have much more content for those ...
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does it matter if bad sites link to your site

it maybe be common knowledge, but there seems to some recent changes so i want to get it cleared up. Does it matter if a site that is blacklisted by search engines link to your site Or even just a ...
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find all pages that link to abc.com and all pages under it

So I have been using the link: operator in google search, however, some things aren't clear. For example, does it only show results that point to my site exactly as www.abc.com or it also includes ...
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Domain name similar to an other existing one, bad for SEO?

I am in the process of choosing a domain name for a personal project. I have found a very good one (let's say it is "myproject.com") but it is very close to another existing domain name ...
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Is 100-150 words content enough for a web page?

I have some 20 different combinations of canonical pages featuring images in different categories. Is 100-150 words content okay for a page considering I use rel=canonical on their copies? I mean ...
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Is link/PR juice being passed to CSS, favicon, thumbnail files?

Is link/PR juice being passed to CSS, favicon, thumbnail files? If yes, how to combine rel="icon" or rel="stylesheet" with nofollow?
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Google not recognizing microdata? [duplicate]

I put in microdata to one page of a site I help manage using schema.org. Using the Google webmaster tool test, the page checks out and displays what it sees as the microdata properly. But when I go ...
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SEO-meta description crawling issue [duplicate]

i have following code where i m including my title and description for the page But google crawled only title not the meta description from the code. Where as meta description was read from the ...
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How to remove a page from site without affecting google serp

I have a travel website. Just for information purposes, I had put a weather page. Now I realize that this page is increasing my overall bounce rate; because people who are looking for the weather ...
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Google indexable web static tree component

I'm building application with lots of data. I decided to present this data in tree view like control. Something like Process Explorer I'm wondering how to build this to maximize potential to index ...
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SEO and JavaScript since Google admits JS parsing

We're planning on building a HTML snapshot creation service to provide the Google crawlers with static HTML of our JS driven single page application. Is this still necessary and/or encouraged since ...
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SEO for URL where widget resides - not where content is hosted - iFrame vs DIV

I do not care about SEO for the source URL of content, but would like my customers' websites to benefit from the content being served. Does it make a difference whether the content is served in ...
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URL SEO : Using directories or exact keyword phrase in the URL [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how to best optimise a url for a page to rank high for specific keywords. Example: a top keyword search is "rental properties in new york". Question is does this keyword ...
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Not using nofollow for UGC links

My site contains many links that were user generated so I've added a rel=nofollow to them. I'm considering removing that tag at least partially, as these are most of my outgoing links and I've come to ...
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What is best practice for search engines when a website is under maintenance?

I need around a week to transition a heavily data-driven website from one back end to another. During that time I do plan to attempt to keep some pages live, but they won't all work well or look ...
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How to tell Google and Bing to come and re-crawl sitemap

I'm new in SEO, I have a web application can let user post their own page. I have use PHP to update sitemap.xml (daily.) How often do Google and Bing come back to crawl my sitemap? Do I need to do ...
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Is it ok to nofollow all outbound links? [duplicate]

I'm currently adding a nofollow to almost all of my outbound links thinking this will keep the PR inside my domain. Is this a bad approach?
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search with mobile : does Google just look in the mobile-optimized websites?

When someone searches a keyword by mobile, does Google search in desktop version of all websites and find the proper result and then prioritize them according to the responsiveness or ...
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SEO Impact of using Responsive Design and the serving of different content on the same URL

We are currently working on redesigning our site and making it responsive. It is a search intensive site with complex functionality, a lot of search filters and a lot of content. Our mobile versions ...
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What does SEO comprise of aside from meta tags? [duplicate]

I have seen people add meta-tags to HTML pages containing keywords and then claim that the SEO was complete. Is this all that SEO is? And doing that, will your site automatically rank highly on a ...
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Panda 4: Reducing #indexed pages. How much is enough?

I've been hit by panda 4 (40% decrease). I didn't see any change during panda 1-3. From what I've read it and when compared to my site, the change is probably due to the fact that I have over 30M ...
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Remove the entire the website using removal tool

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/robots-txt-remove-url/ In this old video Matt Cutts says that if you blocked the website in the robots.txt and want completely remove the website from Searching Results ...
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Canonical tag makes my site “not indexable” according to an SEO analyst plugin

SEO Doctor add on says website is not indexable because this page is set to (this is my tag): <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com" /> I have to change meta tags robots noindex like ...
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Website with over 1 million posts with not much textual content

I've made a website which crawls files from all over the Internet and I feel like Google will ban me if I sent it sitemaps which contain all of these pages (1m+), because they contain only the file ...
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Is submitting a sitemap an outdated technique for SEO?

I'm not getting more content or recommendations for sitemap practice in SEO. Is submitting a sitemap an outdated practice in SEO or is it necessary to submit a sitemap for SERP?
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Using <strong> for introductory paragraph to a post - a bad idea?

I have a news website and on most posts the first paragraph is in bold. Currently the authors are just using <strong> to bold the paragraph, would it be better from an SEO point of view to ...
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SEO impact when using php include

I always make a footer and a header and include them in my php pages but I am not sure the impact of doing this for SEO. The header has only a main banner and the navigation menu, all the metatags ...
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Meta description with post excerpt vs custom text (or none at all)?

I'm trying to understand what's the best option for SEO. I have a blog based in Wordpress. By default it doesn't have any functionality to add meta descriptions to posts, so I'm wondering whether ...
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What is the SEO-recommended method for using underscores and dashes in URLs that contain geographic locations?

In reading through this article: In Subfolder & File Names, Use Dashes, Not Underscores Good: Good: http://www.domain.com/sub-folder/file-name.htm Bad: ...
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Does the link we provide on various networking websites counts as a backlink?

Does the blog/website address we add on various sites like Facebook count as a backlink in the eyes of search engines, especially Google?
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Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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Competitor's website uses duplicate description meta tags

I have found that a website which appears above mine for a certain popular keyword combination has duplicated the Description meta tag. Is this bad practice? Is it something that Google might notice? ...
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If we block our site to certain countries, will it damage our SE ranking?

There are certain countries which our site is not relevant for, due to language , payment and other considerations. Will it damage our SE ranking to block these countries? Currently we get 30-40% ...
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In terms of SEO, is it ok to have the same word in singular and plural in the URL?

In terms of SEO, is it ok to have the same word in singular and plural in the URL? For example, I have a website to sell houses but I want to target for "house" and "houses", so if a person search ...
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Could an adult site affect the other sites in same server?

One on my clients want me to host an adult website. Will it affect my other websites on the shared server or should I get a separated server?
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Is it advisable for SEO to use dynamic pages when static pages can be used?

I am creating a website with around 5 static pages of content and 2-3 dynamic pages for products. The page names for these are product1.asp, product2.asp, and product3.asp. The pages would retrieve ...
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Could too many backlinks from subdomains result in a search engine penalty?

My website http://compare.buyhatke.com got hit by the recent algorithmic updates. What I could find out as of now is that I have 3-4 services hosted on different subdomains and we keep a constant ...
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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

We have a situation with a website where we plan to add a huge amount of new pages. The domain is over 10 years old, approximately 10 thousand indexed pages, and the planned addition is approx. 30K ...
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different content, same url, bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I want to translate the page based on the accept-language headers, do I need to redirect to /$lang or having different content(actually same content but translated) in the same url is ok?
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Can I redirect a new domain to a specific pg without affecting that page's search standing?

I want to redirect a new domaim (that has not been used before) to a specific page on a site which already has good standing in search results - I want to do this instead of forwarding because I need ...
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Is this a good WordPress robots.txt configuration?

I am about to launch a new WordPress site and below is what I came up with for my robots.txt file. Should I combine some of these directives with a wildcard or should I include them both ways? I know ...
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As per W3C can we add onclick inside li tag?

I have 2 questions: As W3C can we add onclick inside <li> tag? Will this affect anything to do with SEO? For example: <li onclick="newDoc()">Click!</li> function newDoc() ...
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SEO - All navigation links or just relevant navigation links

I'm trying to decide what the best approach is for rendering the static HTML for the websites navigation links. I have two possible options 1) render all links for every page, and hide non-relevant ...
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Does having a dynamic URL for all pages in my blog put me at disadvantage SEO wise? [duplicate]

All my blog pages are handled by three php scripts viewer.php?cno= (Dynamic) view.php?cat= (Dynamic) about.php (Static) So I was wondering if it puts me at disadvantage ? Can crawlers see my ...
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How can I get Google to index Blogger posts with over 200 comments?

In Blogger(Blogspot), Google doesn't index blog comments if it goes over 200 comments. Does anyone know how to make search engines index blog post that have more than 200 comments?
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How to handle URL encoded parameter separators when responding to AJAX crawled _escaped_fragment?

I've been reading about how to handle Google requested URL here There is an example from Google : Pretty URL: www.example.com?myquery#!key1=value1&key2=value2 Ugly URL: ...
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Creating more than one sitemap and relating it to a subdomain - will I be penalized?

I'm thinking in creating a subdomain containing all the reviews from my products, for example: http://reviews.mystore.com At this subdomain, I have my sitemap.xml pointing for the reviews page about ...
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Some website pages not indexed by Google although followed the recommended steps [duplicate]

I have built a website (www.shareall.nl) in wordpress and did some SEO (metadescriptions, headings, links, alt text, microdata, sitemap, robots.txt, etc) using Yoast Wordpress SEO plugin. I did not ...
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How to optimize keywords in URLs for SEO?

Can I write slightly different URLs for the same page and rank "equally" for both? For example, I have a post URL like this: http://example.com/rio-de-janeiro/onetitle-... But I also would like to ...
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link:www.example.com returns 0 results [duplicate]

My website returns 0 results for link:www.example.com why it not showing any results ? Is it because of all backlinks are low quality or what ? but In Google webmastertools "Links to Your Site" ...